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Merde: Excursions in Scientific, Cultural, and Socio-Historical Coprology
Merde: Excursions in Scientific, Cultural, and Socio-Historical Coprology Ralph A. Lewin 0375501983 9780375501982 Merdeis an unusual (very unusual) and witty investigation into a subject you may always have wondered about--but did
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Merde: Excursions in Scientific, Cultural, and Socio-Historical Coprology by Ralph A. Lewin

Merdeis an unusual (very unusual) and witty investigation into a subject you may always have wondered about--but didnt know quite what to ask. History, biology, anthropology, culture, animal behavior--all of these are the real subjects of Merde. Why can some animals do it on the run, and others cant? Why does camel dung make good fires? What are the fascinating stories of the dung beetles? Myths and legends, physical features, health and disease, uses for construction and as fertilizers--even nutritional values!--Ralph Lewin writes about them all in the most ingratiating and sophisticated and yet scientific way. Merde is also full of personal adventures and observations, as well as anecdotes and examples. The scattered literature on this subject is voluminous, but until now no one has perused and compiled it all and given it a personal touch, so to speak. It will be hard not to talk about this treasure trove of a book after youve finished it--or perhaps even when youre in the middle of it.

Author: Ralph A. Lewin

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1999-05-11

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ISBN: 0375501983


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